Bell MTS Place is the site for an enticing showdown as the Winnipeg Jets prepare to face the visiting Vegas Golden Knights. This Western Conference matchup will get underway at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, March 6, and it can be caught live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets Odds
Vegas (-150) is currently favored over Winnipeg (+130), and the oddsmakers have put the Over/Under (O/U) at 6 goals (-125 for the under, +105 for the over).
Vegas is 37-31 straight up (SU) and has lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. 33 of its outings have gone over the total, while 30 have gone under and just five have pushed. The Knights are 15-16 SU on the road in 2019-20.
Vegas has converted on 21.4 percent of its power play chances this season, a figure that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 22nd out of 31 teams, and the team’s successfully killed off 77.6 percent of all penalties.
For the team as a whole, Vegas has been sent to the penalty box 3.7 times per game during the 2019-20 season, and 2.4 per game over its last five games. The team’s been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 6.6 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 26.0 saves per game with a .906 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury (26-21-5) has been the primary option in goal for Vegas this season. If it decides to rest him, however, Vegas might turn to Robin Lehner (18-17-6 record, .921 save percentage, 2.89 goals against average).
The visiting Golden Knights have relied on Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone this season. Pacioretty (65 points) is up to 31 goals and 34 assists, and has recorded two or more points 15 times. Stone has 21 goals and 42 assists to his nameand has logged a point in 39 games.
Winnipeg is 34-34 straight up (SU) and has earned 2.6 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 68 regular season matches, 37 of its games have gone under the total, while 29 have gone over and just two have pushed. It’s 18-17 SU at home this year.
Winnipeg has converted on 19.8 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 25th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 77.1 percent of all opponent power plays.
The Jets have been penalized only 3.1 times per game this season, and 2.2 per game over their last five at home. The team has been forced to stave off opponent power plays just 8.0 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Connor Hellebuyck (28.3 saves per game) has been the top selection in goal for Winnipeg. Hellebuyck has 29 wins, 26 losses, and five OT losses to his name and has maintained a .920 save percentage and 2.64 goals against average this season.
Mark Scheifele (28 goals, 43 assists) will lead the offensive counter for Winnipeg.
Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets Betting Picks
Free Pick: SU Winner – Jets, O/U – Over
Four of Winnipeg’s last five games gone under the total.
Vegas has attempted 34.4 shots per contest overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 32.2 in its last five road games.
The Jets are 16-20 in games where they serve fewer penalty minutes than their opponent and 23-30 when they’re in the box for fewer than 10 penalty minutes, total.
Vegas is 3-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while Winnipeg is 3-2 in shootouts.
Winnipeg skaters have averaged 6.0 takeaways per game over its last five home games, a drop-off from its season average of 6.8 takeaways per game (ranked 22nd).
One of the best teams at disrupting their opponents, Vegas is ranked second in the league with 9.8 takeaways per game. That figure has trended upward lately, as the team has created 10.7 takeaways over its last 10 games and 10.6 takeaways over its last five.